Jay Rockefeller for West Virginia

Item

Title

Jay Rockefeller for West Virginia

Description

This is a gubernatorial campaign poster for Jay Rockefeller. Although it does not have a year listed, it only reads "Jay Rockefeller for West Virginia," indicating that Jay had some name recognition at this point in his career, possibly from a prior term as governor. This poster is similar to a campaign poster for Ted Kennedy, a Democratic candidate who lost the 1980 presidential nomination to Jimmy Carter. Both have very simple wording and a black and white image. The bottom of the poster reads, "Paid for by Friends of Governor Rockefeller." This indicates that Rockefeller was already governor of West Virginia at the time of its printing. This poster was most likely from Jay Rockefeller's re-election campaign in 1980.

Creator

Rockefeller, John D., IV (John Davison), 1937-

Date

Circa 1980

Rights

Source

Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV papers, West Virginia and Regional History Center

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